Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cents Announce 2012-13 Board of Directors

Press Release

The Merritt Centennials Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club Society announced its 2012-13 Board of Directors as elected at its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 6, 2012.

The Executive for the upcoming season includes President/Chairman of the Board Jerry Canuel and Treasurer Beth Nadeau, who allowed their names to stand for a fourth term. Heather Fader is a new memeber of the Executive as Secretary, taking over from Cathy Frizzell.

Vice-President Tom Reynolds and Directors at Large Tod Dean and Scott Hostrawser chose to step down from the Board.

Returning to the Board for a third term are Team Governor Brian Barrett and Booster Club President Betty Doberstein, plus Director At Large Frank Etchart.

Neil Menard is back as Director of Security for a second term.

New Directors elected to the Board include Steve Rose, Karen Webster and Dave McCauley.

“I`m thrilled about the new Board of Directors as we head into our 40th consecutive BCHL season," said Canuel. “We’ve got a great group of community-minded people who have been involved with the Cents in the past and each Director brings a huge amount of enthusiasm to the group, I look forward to working with each of them to continue to build our program here.”

"The Directors who have chosen to not let their names stand for this season will be sorely missed," continued Canuel. "The work that Tom, Cathy, Tod and Scott did as Board Members was invaluable to our organization and I thank them wholeheartedly for their dedication, time and effort."

Also at the Meeting, Cents GM & Head Coach Luke Pierce announced that Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager Kyla Knox would return for the 2012-13 season.

For further information, please contact Jerry Canuel at 250-378-9266 or

The Merritt Centennials, proudly celebrating 40 seasons as the BCHL's longest continuously run franchise, are a non-profit, community owned Junior 'A' Hockey Club run by a dedicated team of investors, directors, and volunteers.

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